CALIFORNIA NONRESIDENT TUITION EXEMPTION REQUEST
(AB 540 as amended by Education Code section 68130.5, Effective Jan. 1, 2018)
Complete and sign this form to request exemption from nonresident tuition charged to nonresident students.
Once determined to be eligible, you will continue to receive the exemption as long as you fulfill eligibility
requirements or until the College or University no longer offers this exemption. Applying for this exemption
does not alter your responsibility to pay, by the campus deadline, any nonresident tuition and associated fees
that may be due before your eligibility is determined.
I, the undersigned, am applying for the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption at ____________
__________________________ (College or University) and declare that the following apply to me.
1.) Check one box only:
I have a current nonimmigrant visa (not including a T and U visa) as defined by federal law.
Nonimmigrants have been admitted to the U.S. on a temporary visa and include, but are not limited to, foreign students (holding
F visas) and exchange visitors (holding J visas).
I have a current nonimmigrant visa and have been granted T or U visa status as defined by federal law.
I do NOT have a current, nonimmigrant visa as defined by federal law.
This includes, among others, U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, and individuals without current or valid
2.) Select all items that apply to you from each column:
I attended a combination of California high
school, adult school, and community college for
the equivalent of three (3) years or more.
I have three (3) or more years of California high
school coursework and attended a combination
of California elementary, secondary, and high
school of three (3) years or more.
I have graduated or will graduate with a
California high school diploma or have the
equivalent (i.e. California-issued GED, CHSPE).
I have completed or will complete an
associate’s degree from a California Community
I have completed or will complete the
minimum requirements at a California
Community College for transfer to the
California State University or the University of
A year’s equivalence at a California community college is either a minimum of 24 semester units of credit or 36 quarter units of
credit. For noncredit courses, a year’s attendance is a minimum of 420 class hours per year (a semester is equivalent to a minimum
of 210 hours and a quarter is equivalent to a minimum of 140 hours). Full-time attendance at a California adult school is a minimum
of 420 hours of attendance for each school year.
This provision addresses both a coursework and an attendance requirement, which can both be satisfied in three or more years.